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Museum Folkwang

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Address: Museumsplatz 1, 45128 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 201 8845 444
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Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Very fascinating

This Museum is indeed a very interesting, it has a lot of indeed interesting things to show. The staff here is very friendly too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Louise G
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Falls Church, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Museum Folkwang was OK but not appropriate for young kids, because the museum is very quiet and it has nude art. (I am in third grade and I found that quite disturbing). It has a small assortment of 19th and 20th century art. Overall the museum was free unless you want a tour. The place was a good way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Museum is indeed a very interesting, it has a lot of indeed interesting things to show. The staff here is very friendly too.

Thank Louise G
Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the permanent exhibition with a variety from classic and renowned painters to modern photography works. The span of artworks made the stroll interesting. None of the segments were too large so definately a plus. The main area is free thanks to the foundation sponsor. EUR 8 extra for a current print artist but also this in line. High ceilings... More 

1 Thank europaman
The Hague, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

French and German paintings. A very impressive collection and that all free of charge. Nice building and worth to visit.

Thank Jurgen U
Wuppertal, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not an art expert but went there as I live nearby. The "Dauerausstellung" (permanent exhibition) is free of charge. Book shop seem to be very well equipped. Main parts of the museum were newly built in 2010 (?) by Chipperfield so the building itself is interesting to see.

Thank FrankT424
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I come to this museum each time I'm in Essen. There is a nice permanent collection that is worth a visit, but I really come for the temporary exhibitions. They have well curated and thought provoking exhibitions that I haven't seen anywhere else. Very enjoyable.

Thank Jonas-Greg T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We had just arrived in Essen for a three day visit and were looking for something to do for a couple of hours before dinner with our three teenagers. This was a great find as we could choose to do the permanent exhibit for no charge, or the special exhibit for a fee. We chose the first and were not... More 

1 Thank Beth R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We went to this museum based upon their website. The collection of paintings is very broad & of fabulous quality. The Museum itself is a very open planned & has a very spacious set up. The advantage of a purpose build & new museum! Loved it!!!

Thank Martin K
Essen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

One of the finest art museums in Germany and certainly the finest in the NRW region. With a great permanent collection feature Picasso, Manet and several of the great masters, the architecture of the museum are worth the visit alone and a number of high-profile exhibitions frequent the gallery.

Thank islandm0nkey
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This really is a gem. You can get soo close to the paintings and is just a great place to spend a rainy day. Also in walking distance of the city centre so no need to get a tram on a nice day. Thoroughly recommend

Thank Sally B

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